Couple with combined age of 173 tie the knot

Newly-wed couple Arthur Burns, 94, and June Edwards, 79, have shown that you are never too old to get married, having tied the knot at a church in Coventry this weekend.
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Surrounded by family and friends from the housing scheme where they met, the couple agreed to spend the rest of their lives together following a whirlwind romance. The couple met in April at their housing scheme, with their first meeting being a simple ‘hello’ at the lunch table. They then went on to meet properly at June’s birthday party, and got to know each other over a cream tea.

The idea of marriage was brought up by June soon after, and with both having been widowed for six years, Arthur agreed to marry her, saying that she made him feel young again. The pair are both great-grandparents, with June having nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Originally from Devon, Arthur moved to Coventry to find work in 1945, following a stint in the RAF in World War II, where he worked in India, Burma and Ireland.

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